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How are IPL players paid?

In the Indian Premier League, the players are auctioned to the different teams and their salaries depends on the auction amount. But who pays them, does the IPL administration pay them or do the team ...
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Why the limit on manager mound visits?

I recall that Don Mattingly was forced to remove his pitcher due to two mound meetings in an inning. I've read articles that indicate that a limit was placed on manager-led mound meetings to speed up ...
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What is an NBA Rodeo Road Trip?

Recently I have heard sports broadcasters referring to the San Antonio Spurs as being on a "Nine Game Rodeo Road Trip", but I'm not sure what that term means or where it came from. The Spurs are on a ...
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Are you allowed to play zone defense in the NBA?

I remember in the "old days" that if a referee caught a team playing zone defense that they would blow the whistle to stop the play and call "Illegal Defense". I haven't seen this foul called in a ...
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On which tournaments the seeding does not follow ATP/WTA ranking?

Wimbledon uses seeding which gives advantage to players that are more successful on grass courts. (Although I am not sure how long have they used seeding in this way.) For example, in Wikipedia ...
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Nationalised players scoring against their country of birth

Diego Costa is making his debut for Spain tonight and he will almost certainly go to Brazil as their main striker considering his form this year. You could imagine the reception he would get playing ...
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Why Rangers released Marvin Andrews at the end of season 2005 - 2006?

Marvin Andrews, the Trinidad and Tobago football(soccer) player famous for having a "miracle" and "healing" his left knee ligament with "the force of God", was elected player of the year by Rangers in ...
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Bad Breathing Habits in Swimming

As I turn my head to breathe (almost always to the left), I reach my head out to the left. I think this is probably because I am reaching with my right arm, and trying to reach as far as I can is ...
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Team foul but not a personal foul

When are team fouls not person fouls? Is it correct that offensive fouls are not considered personal? Are there are other such fouls? Also is if you have one technical and one flagrant 1 is that an ...
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Independent training management with feedback to improve tennis shots?

It would be very useful after training tennis shots to immediately see the results. Also I would like to see how my shots are developing over time. Helper questions What kind of services are ...
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When are (American) football teams likely to decline penalties?

In the first quarter of the Super Bowl, the Seahawks threw an incomplete pass on first down, leading to second down. Except that the offense had a "false start," for a five yard penalty. The Broncos ...
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Why was the ball hitting the spider cam not declared as a dead-ball?

As per the ICC rules, If a batsman hits the ball and ball strike to spider cam then this ball consider as dead ball. But, during the IPL match between RCB and DD, the ball hit by Yuvraj Singh ...
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Why was the Cup Winner's Cup abandoned?

Don't know if many people remember watching European football back then but I always enjoyed the Cup Winner's Cup. I was wondering why UEFA decided to get rid of the competition and effectively merge ...
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How can a player have more points in race rankings than in the ATP world rankings?

I have noticed that Rafael Nadal had more points in Race rankings than in world rankings in several recent editions of ATP rankings. As far as I know, the race rankings are based on the tournaments ...
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What is the standard measurements of a cricket ground? [duplicate]

What is the standard measurements such as straight distance , on-off distance, radius of the ground etc of a cricket ground ?
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Walking the ball across the line for a goal

On occasion you see sometimes players try this tactic where they squeeze the ball between two feet and hop across the goal line in an attempt to score. This is usually kids learning the game or adults ...
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The “four hits” fault

Let me describe a specific situation: Team A serves the ball. Team B executes three hits to return it - they pass the ball, set it and then attack. After the attack, the ball touches both the top ...
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How counter-productive would having two coaches be?

My golf game is coming along nicely, largely in part to having a great coach but I have the problem that, currently, I am working 300 miles from home so I can't book in any lessons. There are, ...
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The history of promotion and relegation in English football

How exactly did the system of promotion and relegation come about in English football? Specifically, what were the driving forces that made it such an intrinsic part of the game? As an American ...
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How do you decide whether a ball is in or out

In volleyball, how do you decide if a ball is in or out? Is it like in tennis, where you would look at the ball from the top perspective at the moment it touches the ground and see if it crosses the ...
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What does it mean to refer to a player as a “dagger man”?

What does it mean to say that a player is his team's "dagger man," and in what sports does it apply? I presume it has something to do with being a player who scores. Does it matter how they score (e....
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How can signings have undisclosed fees?

While reading about Gael Clichy during the Arsenal vs. Manchester City game, I noticed that he was signed from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee. As far as I understand Arsenal is a public limited ...
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What is the average distance run by a professional footballer?

I'm interested to know the average distance a professional footballer covers in a Premier League game.
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Who decides how are UEFA competitions spots divided within teams in some country?

As far as I know, UEFA allocates some number of places in the European competitions based on country coefficients. However, I have seen (if I remember correctly) various rules in various countries: ...
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Trouble with bowling

I am a medium fast bowler and was able to bowl with good line and length with some swing but due to gap in playing cricket I am not able to bowl and all of my balls are either going above the head of ...
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Looking for an objective crybaby metric… Are there any NBA “complainer” statistics?

I was watching Heat vs. Knicks last night with a few friends, and each and every one of them is a LeBron hater. I'd understand if they disliked him because he abandoned his hometown and conspired with ...
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Would a catch that rebounded off a flying bird be a fair catch in Cricket?

Lets say a batsman hits a shot and in midway it hits a bird in the air and then as soon as it hits the bird, the ball starts falling down and is caught by a fielder, will the batsman be given out? I ...
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Goal Line Technology in football

Why isn't Goal Line Technology implemented? Are there any reasons why this technology is not being used in football? Rugby has had a system to make the game fair for ages, but football hasn't yet ...
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Why do athletes need help standing up?

Watching televised sports, especially American Football and Basketball, it seems that whenever a player falls or is knocked down, he needs help getting back up. With football, it is somewhat ...
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Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?

I've been reading about Bartolo Colon and got intrigued: Which active MLB player has the highest Body Mass Index of the league?
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A new sabermetric baseball statistic?

Let's award a batter 2 points for a single, 3 pts for a double, 4 pts for a triple, and 5 pts for a homerun. To complete the statistic, let's award the batter 1 point for a walk, and 1 point ...
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How the Net RunRate for each team is calculated in IPL?

A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the season, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the season. ...
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How can I practice to get my squash shots closer to the wall?

When playing squash, sometimes I can get my forehand and backhand shots to go straight and close to the wall. Other times, I get the timing slightly off, and they either go away from the wall, or ...
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energy efficiency of the 2014 Formula 1 cars?

How much more energy efficient are the new 2014 Formula 1 cars compared to the 2013 cars?
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Meaning of shortcuts like “128S/96Q/64D/32X” for tennis tournaments

In several places, where you can find information about tennis tournaments (for example: 2014 WTA Tour or 2014 ATP World Tour at Wikipedia), there are often shortcuts like this: 28S/32Q/16D (Brisbane),...
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If a leg side wide ball is over the head of the batsman, will that delivery be counted as one-over-the-shoulder?

The question is quite clear. Also, I have been asking around this question for long and I have been getting mixed responses. Some say it is counted as the first bouncer for the over and others don't ...
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Who can compete at Universiade?

Under which conditions are sportspeople eligible to compete at Universiade? Additionally, I also wonder to which extent it is common that same person represents a country at both world championships ...
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Procedure if a football player, when sent off, refuses to leave the pitch [duplicate]

What would happen when a player, after being shown the red card, refuses to leave the pitch?
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What are the technical differences between freestyle and butterfly swimming?

Freestyle times (46.91 WR for 100m) tend to be faster than butterfly (49.82 WR for 100m) times. However, the "peak speed" for butterfly is faster than freestyle(1). Would this have to do with an ...
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What is seedings in grouping the teams in cricket?

I've noticed in the T20 World Cup 2012, that India, Pakistan, Australia and South Africa were placed in the same group for the Super8 stage. All these teams have won all the league matches in the ...
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Is it allowed to take the LED stumps to home after winning the match?

Is it permitted for a player to take the LED stumps or at least bails to home after winning the match at least in the final? I heard it costs Rs. 25 lakhs.
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When the match is getting tied then why some of matches remains tie, and some goes to Super Over?

I saw so many matches when they tied, and result also comes by some very interesting plays, like Super Over, and some of the matches remains tie only. But in First T-20 World cup, when India and ...
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Referee's mistakes in football/soccer [duplicate]

Please somebody explain, why can't referee just wait a few seconds, and look at the at the telebim, and then decide if it was a foul, or if ball crossed the goal line. It would solve many issues.
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what is the record for a team being awarded a penalty in consecutive soccer matches?

What is the record for a team being awarded a penalty in consecutive soccer matches? Leicester City FC currently have 5 in a row, all being converted by the same person, and have 8 for the season.
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Closing eyes during somersaults

I do trampolining and my problem is that I tend to close eyes during somersaults. It's not that I would fear highs (although I'm not very comfortable there) but I guess it's a bad habit I developed in ...
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What is the meaning of “Duckworth–Lewis method” in Cricket?

What is the meaning of "Duckworth–Lewis method" in Cricket? Sometimes the team that would appear to be winning loses the match because of this rule. Why?
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Developing fast twitch muscle fibers in kids?

What are suggestions for starting training for fast twitch development with kids of young ages? I am a big sports fan and I've had my experiences as professional athlete, right now I am training a ...
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Factors behind a player's transfer amount

The Transfer Window is ending for the English Premier League on the 31st of January and on the 2nd of February for the Spanish, Italian, German and French leagues. There is frantic activity by some ...
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Who benefits from Football Association Fines

The English Football Association, or FA, fine players and managers at all levels of the game for common infractions such as yellow & red cards. Occasionally players & managers may be ...
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Slowing down rallies during training

The other day I was having a hit with a colleague who was at a substantially lower level than me. In order to keep the rallies going, I slowed down my swing through the ball a lot so that I could take ...

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